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Maj. Emily Hathaway, left, gives Sgt. Treall Thomas instructions on inserting a chest tube in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Hathaway and Thomas are from the 212th Combat Support Hospital.

Maj. Emily Hathaway, left, gives Sgt. Treall Thomas instructions on inserting a chest tube in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Hathaway and Thomas are from the 212th Combat Support Hospital. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Maj. Emily Hathaway, left, gives Sgt. Treall Thomas instructions on inserting a chest tube in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Hathaway and Thomas are from the 212th Combat Support Hospital.

Maj. Emily Hathaway, left, gives Sgt. Treall Thomas instructions on inserting a chest tube in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Hathaway and Thomas are from the 212th Combat Support Hospital. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Sgt. Treall Thomas, 212th Combat Support Hospital medic, practices securing a chest tube in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Medical personnel from the hospital were honing their skills prior to a mass casualty exercise for a NATO evaluation team.

Sgt. Treall Thomas, 212th Combat Support Hospital medic, practices securing a chest tube in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Medical personnel from the hospital were honing their skills prior to a mass casualty exercise for a NATO evaluation team. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Pvt. Matthew McDaniel, left, gets advice about properly giving patients an IV from 1st Lt. Michael Menges in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Both McDaniels and Menges are from the 212th Combat Support Hospital.

Pvt. Matthew McDaniel, left, gets advice about properly giving patients an IV from 1st Lt. Michael Menges in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Both McDaniels and Menges are from the 212th Combat Support Hospital. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Col. William Stubbs, 30th Medical Brigade commander, left, watches 212th Combat Support Hospital nurses practicing sutures in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Col. William Stubbs, 30th Medical Brigade commander, left, watches 212th Combat Support Hospital nurses practicing sutures in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

A 212th Combat Support Hospital nurse practices stitching a wound in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

A 212th Combat Support Hospital nurse practices stitching a wound in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital practice sutures in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital practice sutures in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital transport a simulated casualty during a mass casualty exercise in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. A NATO evaluation team was present to observe the exercise and give its recommendation on whether the expeditionary medical facility would be certified before upcoming Operation Anakonda.

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital transport a simulated casualty during a mass casualty exercise in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. A NATO evaluation team was present to observe the exercise and give its recommendation on whether the expeditionary medical facility would be certified before upcoming Operation Anakonda. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital perform a mass casualty exercise for a NATO evaluation team in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital perform a mass casualty exercise for a NATO evaluation team in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital provide medical care to simulated patients during a mass casualty exercise in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. A NATO evaluation team was present to observe the exercise.

Personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital provide medical care to simulated patients during a mass casualty exercise in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. A NATO evaluation team was present to observe the exercise. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Maj. Emily Hathaway, 212th Combat Support Hospital surgeon, checks a simulated patient's injuries during a mass casualty exercise in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Maj. Emily Hathaway, 212th Combat Support Hospital surgeon, checks a simulated patient's injuries during a mass casualty exercise in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital prepare a simulated patient for an X-ray during a mass casualty exercise in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital prepare a simulated patient for an X-ray during a mass casualty exercise in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital perform a mass casualty exercise for a NATO evaluation team in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital perform a mass casualty exercise for a NATO evaluation team in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital perform a mass-casualty exercise for a NATO evaluation team in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The evaluation team will give its recommendation on whether the expeditionary medical facility will be certified before upcoming Operation Anakonda set to take place in Poland this summer.

Medical personnel from the 212th Combat Support Hospital perform a mass-casualty exercise for a NATO evaluation team in Miesau, Germany, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The evaluation team will give its recommendation on whether the expeditionary medical facility will be certified before upcoming Operation Anakonda set to take place in Poland this summer. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

MIESAU, Germany — Members of the 212th Combat Support Hospital on Wednesday conducted a field training exercise, including a mass casualty simulation, as part of an effort to become the first American combat support hospital to earn NATO certification.

Hospital personnel were tasked with treating several simulated patients in a variety of medical scenarios. The evaluators took notes, shot video and stills, and asked questions about 212th procedures.

The evaluation team was set to deliver its “first impression” report on Thursday; the final evaluation report will go to the Allied commander of operations.

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